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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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  • ACE is a university-owned and operated testing and research facility with a working area of approximately 16,300 square metres (175,452 square feet). 
  • ACE is a flexible, dynamic and secure one-stop-shop with a full range of testing facilities, educational and research labs, and available offices or hoteling space for faculty, academic and industry visitors.
  • ACE is a commercial test facility; it is available for any research, testing and/or product development project that requires controlling the climate to tight tolerances and then repeating that condition over and over again.
  • ACE is where industry leaders, researchers and some of the best and brightest students collaborate to develop, test and validate innovations with a focus on bringing them to market as rapidly as possible.
  • ACE is designed to be a collaboration space. Office and lab space are both available to rent and to provide the opportunity for student/researcher/industry interaction and collaboration.
  • The facility's climatic wind tunnel has extreme weather capabilities along with a large yawing chassis dynamometer that can, for the first time anywhere, test properties in crosswinds. It has a solar array to replicate the effects of the sun, and is also hydrogen-capable, allowing for fuel cell development.
  • ACE is a premier electric vehicle (EV) charger-testing facility. We are setup to test electric, hydrogen fuel-cell, autonomous vehicles (AV) and test battery performance in a full spectrum of climate conditions.

  • This commercial test facility is available for rent to manufacturers of all descriptions, start-up companies and researchers in Canada and around the globe.
  • ACE is a solutions provider; we work with our clients to provide solutions for their development and testing needs.